The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night, giving the team its first MLB championship in 32 years.
With the Rays ahead 1-0 in the sixth inning and Tampa Bay pitcher Blake Snell with nine batters struck out, manager Kevin Cash decided to pull him out of the game. The Dodgers quickly turned things around, batting in two runs. Mookie Betts hit a solo home run in the eighth inning, giving the Dodgers a cushion and 3-1 lead.
This is the Dodgers' seventh World Series title in franchise history, with the team winning once while in Brooklyn. It was an out-of-the-ordinary season, shortened because of the coronavirus pandemic. Catherine Garcia
The Los Angeles Dodgers were victorious on Sunday night in Game 5 of the World Series, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2. They now lead the series 3-2, and if the Dodgers win Game 6 on Tuesday night, they will earn their first World Series title since 1988.
The team had an early lead, thanks to Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger scoring singles in the first inning and Joc Pederson following up with a home run in the second inning. The Rays came back with Yandy Diaz and Randy Arozarena scoring two runs in the third, but Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy hit a solo home run in the fifth inning, giving the Dodgers a two-run lead.
Game 6 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, is set for Tuesday at 8:08 p.m. ET. Catherine Garcia
The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series.
Over six innings, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw struck out eight batters and allowed just two hits and one walk. His teammate, right fielder Mookie Betts, had a banner night, becoming the first MLB player ever to hit a home run, steal two bases, and score two runs in a World Series game.
The game was played in neutral territory at the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, with 11,388 people in the crowd. The audience, limited due to the coronavirus pandemic, was the smallest at any World Series in 111 years, The Associated Press reports. Game 2 is set for Wednesday night. Catherine Garcia